Undergraduate entry requirements for international students
To apply for an undergraduate course at the University of Sydney, you need to meet certain requirements – these are known as the minimum eligibility criteria. The following pages describe the requirements in detail, but basically you need to:
- have an acceptable senior secondary qualification from your high school (or have studied for at least one year at tertiary level studies)
- have achieved certain grades in your academic studies
- meet the English language requirements
- meet any special entry requirements such as health or security checks or submission of a portfolio – check the details for your specific degree using Find a course.
If you don’t have an acceptable senior secondary or tertiary qualification, there are some other options. You could enrol in the University of Sydney Foundation Program, and complete a course, equivalent to a final-year secondary qualification in Australia. Likewise, if you don’t meet the English language requirements, you could enrol in an English preparation course at the University’s Centre for English Teaching.
Students under 18 years of age
If you will be younger than 18 years of age when you arrive in Australia, you need to show that you will be cared for by a parent or a suitable nominated relative before the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) can grant you a visa.